Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: DESERVE TO BE OFFENDED?
Re: DESERVE TO BE OFFENDED?
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 13:10:01 -0500
At 04:31 PM 1/30/99 -0800, you wrote:
>A MAJOR SNIP
>> The above will be see as a flame by many, but guess what...I DON"T
>> If what I said offends you, then in my opinion you deserve to be >
>I have noticed an increase (again, my view)in hostile tones in posts
>in the past week or so, not here only on Scouts-L, but on other lists
>I frequent for the value of the content.
>I choose to disagree with the author. What I deserve is to open a
>post on a list like Scouts-L without repeatedly getting hit in the
>face with hostile words
>and being told if it bugs me, that's just toooo bad.
>Can we PLEASE all agree we do not truly wish to transform do a good
>turn daily into TAKE A HARD SLAP.
In a fight it takes two or more folks. Sometimes the best response is
no response. Sometimes the best tack is just to ignore what we
consider to be argumentative and let it fade away. If we respond to
the words we only raise the level of aggravation.
Yes, sometimes folks are ruder when the are on line and only
converse with typed words and say things they would never say
face to face.
Let ignorance be its own counsel. When we fire back and start
exchanging 'tit for tat' aren't we acting with the same level of
immaturity that we would not tolerate from the newest greenest
So, if someone's comments aggravate you then just hit the
delete button and imagine you are deleting your nemesis.